Did You Know?
Did you know?
About 50% of the aluminum in beverage cans comes from used cans that were recycled and melted to make new cans.
Nearly 25% of the glass in bottles and jars has been used before, recycled, and remanufactured.
So-called “tin” cans are actually made of steel, usually with a thing coating of tin. About 25% of the content is recycled steel, half of that being post-consumer.
Gray or brown cardboard egg cartons, fruit trays, and flowerpots are made from recycled paper that is re-pulped and reshaped.
Have you ever wondered how long it takes things to “biodegrade” – that is, rot?
-Traffic ticket – 2 to 4 weeks
-Cotton rag – 1 to 5 months
-Rope – 3 to 14 months
-Wool sock – 1 year
-Bamboo pole – 1 to 3 years
-Painted wood stake – 12 years
-Tin can – 100 years
-Plastic 6 pack ring – 450 years
-Glass bottle – undetermined
All of the above items can be recycled or reused.